Tagged: heart disease

Can Push-Ups Be an Indicator of Heart Health?

Typically, a treadmill test is used to evaluate an individual’s cardiovascular health. However, a recent study conducted out of Harvard Medical School shows that the ability to perform push-ups might also be an indicator of heart health.

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Eating Chocolate May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

How many of us out there would jump for joy if we learned that eating chocolate was good for our health? New research is emerging that suggests small amounts of chocolate may help reduce your risk of heart disease.

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5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Long-Term Heart Health

A healthy heart is the key to a long and prosperous life. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the two best weapons to fight heart disease are a healthy diet and lifestyle. Follow these simple steps to ensure long-term heart health. 1. Start by moving more. Figure out how many calories you need to […]

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Quick Guide to Soy Products

In the United States, soy products are becoming very popular as sources of vegetable protein and they come in many different forms and tastes. One of the benefits of soybeans is the quality of the protein and the different forms it can come in. Looking in the grocery stores today we are able to see a much bigger presence […]

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Dairy Can Help Prevent Disease for Some Adults

For about twenty five cents a glass, milk is a dietary and economic value, delivering incomparable nutrition and taste. The only time that dairy may present problems, is in the case of consumers being lactose intolerant. Nevertheless, for those whose bodies can digest dairy and lactose properly, research has shown for some time that dairy products contribute […]

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Why Exercise Simply Isn’t Enough on Its Own

According to many weight loss and nutritional experts, body weight is affected by a proportion of twenty percent exercise and eighty percent diet. Thus no matter how much we exercise, if we want to maintain or lose weight, we have to consider both the quantity and quality of our food intake as well.

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5 Ways Women Can Protect Their Hearts

Just as women are different in build than men, so are their hearts different. However for years physicians seemed to feel that men were more prone to heart attacks than women, and often would not take symptoms of women’s heart problems seriously enough. Physicians’ attitudes, thankfully, have changed. The potential for women to have heart […]

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Skip the Donuts, Here’s a Dozen Reasons to Exercise

  Those of you who made that concerted effort to change your lifestyle for the healthier have probably been bitten by the health bug. You may even feel like shouting off the rooftops the wonderful changes (for the better) you have experienced while becoming more active and eating right. Or at the very least, you […]

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Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

This is Part 3 in a 4-part series on FIBER! (Read Part 1 & Part 2.) Fiber is a substance found in the skins of fruits and vegetables and in whole grains, which is hard to digest and important for digestion. It is recommended that adults incorporate between 30 and 40 grams of fiber per day, but most […]

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